Mission Statement


Alberta Hindi Parishad was founded in 1985 with main objective to provide regular classes to teach Hindi systematically. Hindi Vidyalaya was started in 1987 at the University of Alberta with the help of (late) Professor Emeritus Dr. Ambikeshwar Sharma. Alberta Hindi Parishad chose the books prepared and published by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)-Baal Bharati is used in the central school system throughout India, as the curriculum to structure the classes. Experienced teachers provide basic training and guidance to the volunteer teachers. Hindi Vidyalaya conducts five classes (levels 1 to 5) for children from 5 to 15 years old. There are separate classes for adults where basic reading, writing and speaking is taught, followed by conversation class, where emphasis is on Hindi speaking and a class of grammar. Students participate in many programs like Holi, Independence Day, Kavi Sammelan, Hindi Divas, Antakshari, field trips and annual picnic. These programs are organized by Hindi Parishad. Students and members are encouraged to submit articles, poems and short stories our annual publication MEDHAVANI and newsletter KRITI.


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COVID-19 Update

President's Message

Hope everyone and their families are safe and healthy.

These are unconventional times where on one side we have the Corona virus imposing isolation and on the other side has created opportunities for us to think innovatively to deal with the situation.

We at AHP were also faced with some decisions which took us down the path of thinking out of the box.

The first impact we had was on our yearly Holi Celebration on March 13th , which we had to cancel with heavy heart. In fact, that decision was made timely, just a week before the ban of events over 250 came into effect, thereby avoiding any adverse financial impact.

The second decision that we had to make was regarding the Hindi language school classes. With the support of VP School, Principals and teachers, we quickly made a decision to go online without missing a class. The teachers used various technologies to maintain the classes effective March 14th and ensure that the learning was not impacted. This actually became a blessing in disguise as the parents and students engagement increased.

The third aspect was ensuring that the AHP board activities continued seamlessly. We have had Executive meeting as well as Board meeting using technology with everyone joining from their homes.

My sincere thanks to the Board members, School Principal, Teachers, Assistant teachers, students and specially to parents for helping us minimizing the impact of the new circumstances.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy future.

Puneet Manchanda

President Alberta Hindi Association (Parishad) 2019-2020